Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Gloucester Old Synagogue (Demolished), Gloucester
Gloucester Old Synagogue (Demolished),
Mercy Place, opposite the Infirmary,
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded before 1792, but we understand it was closed before 1870.

Following the medieval period and their expulsion, Jews reappeared in Gloucester shortly before 1764. They were trading as jewellers and silversmiths, and shopkeepers. By 1792, a Synagogue was open in Barton Street (now Eastgate). It was situated almost opposite Barton Street Unitarian chapel, and had an associated burial ground, in between Eastgate and Russell Place (for which see separate entry in this database). By 1802 it had moved to a room in Mercy Place, opposite the Infirmary in lower Southgate Street, but by the mid 19th century the community declined - "a fact ascribed to an influx of Quakers with superior business ability", and from the mid 1850s Gloucester Jews attended the Cheltenham Synagogue.

Mercy Place was a few yards south of the sites of St Owen's Church, and Southgate Independent Chapel.

Note: Revd. Thomas Dudley Fosbrooke's An Original History of the City of Gloucester (1819) mentions the Jews' Synagogue in Lower South-gate Street, citing the premises as one of eight non-conformist chapels in Gloucester at that time. [Source: The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.335 (Judaism and Islam)]

Denomination

Now or formerly Jewish.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference SO829183. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 30 Dec 2014 at 12:34.

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This Report was created 26 Jul 2017 - 15:24:55 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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